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The Absolute Worst Cars That You Should Avoid

New or old, sometimes you’re just in need of a new car. And when it comes to getting a new car, there are some you should avoid at all cost. If, for no other reason, simply because they’re really bad.

Acura RLX

Despite being a luxury brand, the RLX has received rather poor ratings over the years. That’s even more concerning, considering the fact that even a used model will go for more than $20,000. However, across seven model years this vehicle has received more than 20 complaints and is firmly at the bottom of Acura’s lineup. An FWD setup and poor handling also limit the V6 quality under the hood.

Cadillac ATS

Nobody pays attention to the Cadillac ATS, and that’s a bit telling. The car itself is most commonly used as a rental vehicle, a far cry from the luxury associated with most Cadillac vehicles. It’s a bland car and boasts an even worse driving experience. It hasn’t even gotten any updates since it was initially released, so all yearly models are practically identical. And none of them serve to fix the problems that exist with the car.

Hyundai Tiburon GT

The only thing the Tiburon really has going for it is that it looks cool. You can get a used one for less than $3,000. And the fact that you can get it for so cheap should be a massive red flag. The V6 powering of the Tiburon can only go up to 176 horsepower which is severely underpowered. In the car’s 12 model years it’s had 68 different complaints about its functionality. And a lot of those are in relation to its clutch and body components.

Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban was once an incredibly well-liked car. It’s large interior and spaciousness made it a popular vehicle for decades. However, the Ford Expedition has since outclassed it. Relative to its benefits, the car has just proven to be far more expensive than its worth. Nowadays it costs $100,000 to get a fully-loaded Suburban.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

A lot of SUV manufacturers have given new life to old sports cars. However, Mitsubishi’s attempts with the Eclipse Cross have been less than stellar. The car still costs around $25,000, but you can get a far better SUV with that amount of cash. People often complain about the car’s ride comfort, handling, and cargo space. The estimated repair costs in the first few years are even expected to exceed $7,000.

Infiniti Q50

It’s not just the Q50 that’s dropped in viability, but the entire brand of Infiniti. However, the Q50 in particular is a shadow of its former self. The car’s sales have dwindled down to almost zero. Some consider it nothing more than a rebadged Nissan Maxima. It’s still sold as an alternate for German sedans, but people just don’t want it.

Fiat 500

Over the years, the Fiat 500 has really just been consistently unreliable. Car and Driver gave it a 2.5 star rating. Even as the price dropped in 2017, AutoExpress still criticized the basic specs available on entry models. It’s just an unreliable vehicle most people wouldn’t want to risk driving themselves.

Jeep Cherokee

The Cherokee was once an excellent car with off-road capability and reliability. It was basically the reason Chrysler bought AMC Motors. However, the car’s since had a massive fall from grace. Currently a crossover vehicle, compared with the other reliability issues Chrysler vehicles have had, you’ll probably find yourself not wanting a Cherokee yourself either. Not to mention, it and all other Jeep models have just been getting more expensive.

Mini Cooper

In a study conducted by J.D. Power in 2016, there were 127 problems reported for every 100 new Mini Coopers sold. That makes purchasing one even more worrying if you’re planning on getting one used. The most common problems have had to deal with body integrity, cooling systems, engine cooling, and other minor and major engine issues. There are more than 17 significant issues with Mini Coopers. The car’s inexpensive, but at least avoid the first and second-year models if you must get this car.

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was originally based on the Dodge Caliber compact car. It’s come a long way since then, but the model hasn’t exactly improved much more in more recent years. Its competition simply does the same job a lot better. The Compass has a lot of reliability issues, which is especially disappointing for a Jeep product.

Mercedes-Benz GL

First launched in 2006, the GL was designed to compete in the luxury SUV segment. However, it was pretty late to the competition. Despite being the first German 3-row 7-passenger vehicle available in the United States, it doesn’t have much going for it anymore. One of the most common problems with the car is that the shifting starts to get rough after only a few years of use. And the softer materials such as brake pads and rotors need to be replaced every 10,000 miles. Oil leakage from the vent housing has also proven to be an issue. And this car isn’t even inexpensive.

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder used to be considered one of the most rugged SUV models there was. It has since had a major fall from grace. It was one of the few SUV models that actually could compete with Jeep. However, they’ve severely dropped in quality. The CVT transmission has issues and that gets compounded with a lack of build quality.

Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro shared the same platform withe the Dodge Liberty. The Nitro was noted by Jalopnik to share some of the crippling issues that Chrysler vehicles suffer from. It has an underwhelming interior and below-par powertrain. It had a strong first year, but the Dodge’s sales dropped by 20,000 units every year until 2012 when they stopped producing it.

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler certainly looks good. It’s the perfect machine for off-road maneuvers and even has a detachable roof and doors. The price is pretty good, so what’s wrong with this car? Well, there are over 1,655 different issues that have been raised in relation to this vehicle on Car Complaints. The 2008 model is particularly loathed. The most common issue is a TIPM failure that happens around the 47,000 mile mark. And the cost of the repair is $1,300.

Subaru WRX

The WRX has been getting low reliability ratings from Consumer Ratings for years at this point. The Impreza, which the WRX is based off of, is considered one of the least-updated compact cars on the market. It’s just an overall letdown, and the high price doesn’t make it any better.

Jaguar S-Type

The S-Type was produced between 1999 to 2007. While, some might find it to be a perfect opportunity to buy a used one and finally own a Jaguar, it’s probably not worth it. The exterior of the car is already dated, but the rear is quite cramped as well. Per every 100 units of this vehicle, there’s 212 reported problems. Just be ready to take it in to the garage at least a couple time of the year.

Nissan Titan XD

The Nissan Titan XD isn’t really even that bad of a truck to be fair. A lot of other domestic pickup truck brands just have a lot more loyalty regarding them. And with the electric trucks coming to the market, the Titan XD will become even more outdated. Reliability is poor and Nissan doesn’t even sell that many at a time. So even if you did get one, getting it fixed would be not easy task if it were to be damaged.

Chrysler Town & Country

This Chrysler vehicle has had several memes made about it. The Town & Country was introduced to the mass market in 1990 and was produced all the way up to 2016. 12 million units were sold during that time. You can get these cars for a low price, but don’t be fooled. The Town & Country receive a 1.5 star Consumer Affairs rating and had a myriad of other problems. And the main problem was with the transmission line. One reviewer of the car even claimed it caught fire and began shooting flames from under the passenger door.

Mitsubishi Mirage

The styling and quality of the Mirage is already sub-par, but it doesn’t get any better from there. It’s so outdated it would need to be 2010 for this vehicle to justify its price. It’s performance is poor and Consumer Reports have this vehicle as the lowest-rated in its class. Subcompact vehicles have already dropped in popularity, but this car’s at the bottom of that barrel. It’s only saving grace is that it’s pretty cheap.

Range Rover

Despite its iconic nature, people really don’t buy this car for its reliability. The first one, launched in 1970, wasn’t even designed to be a luxury vehicle. In more recent years, manufacturers seem to put interior comfort over reliability. Many people have complained about the car over the years. Some problems include issues with the suspension, electrical failures, and oil leaks.

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